People who suffer injuries because of accidents need an experienced personal injury lawyer. But experience isn’t the only quality you should look for when you are searching for a North Port personal injury attorney. Boohoff Law’s attorneys have many years of experience plus the drive to fight for each client. That means our attorneys take a personal interest in every client and every case.
Because every case is different, we take the time to investigate each case and craft a strategy to get each client the maximum financial recovery to which the client is entitled. Once we craft a strategy, we offer each client options for how to proceed, and the client always makes the decision. Contact Boohoff Law for a free consultation. We will come to your home or hospital room if you cannot come to us.
Personal injury law covers many types of cases. Some of the cases we litigate include traffic accidents, work-related accidents, animal bites, slip and falls and other premises liability cases, medical malpractice, rideshare accidents, drowning accidents, nursing home injuries, and more.
Car accidents come in many types and forms, from pedestrian accidents to truck accidents. Many accidents, especially when a vehicle goes up against a bicycle or a big rig goes up against anything smaller than itself, result in catastrophic injuries. Accidents may happen for many reasons, including but not limited to:
Reasons such as driving under the influence and distracted driving are negligent behaviors that cause accidents, and may be grounds for a lawsuit for punitive damages.
Pedestrian accidents usually result in catastrophic injuries because the pedestrian has no protection against a vehicle that hits them. The pedestrian could suffer from long-term or permanent traumatic brain injuries and back injuries, even if a vehicle’s bumper just clips them.
Sometimes, someone accidentally overdoses while using illicit drugs, but more commonly, the problem is with legal prescription drugs. A doctor might prescribe the wrong medication or a pharmacist might fill a prescription with the wrong medication. In some cases, a pharmacist might print a label wrong, causing the patient to take too much or too little of the medication. Medication errors can cause severe illnesses, brain injuries, or even death.
The most common type of animal bite is a dog bite. When a dog bites you or attacks you through no fault of your own, you might be entitled to damages from the dog’s owner.
Abuse in nursing homes comes in many forms, whether it is negligent care, physical and/or verbal abuse, threatening behavior, and more. Nursing home abuse can lead an abused elderly resident to contract severe illnesses or even die.
Doctors and other medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. Sometimes, those mistakes are severe enough that they cause catastrophic injuries and even death. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, writing the wrong prescriptions, leaving medical equipment or surgery implements in the patient’s body by mistake, or even cutting off the wrong foot.
Most drowning accidents happen in a private swimming pool. If the pool isn’t adequately fenced or the gate isn’t locked, someone, usually a child, who doesn’t know how to swim, might access the pool and drown. If safety features such as drain covers are missing, even an experienced swimmer can get caught and drown.
Accidents that may warrant a premises liability case can happen at a private home, a retail establishment, or government buildings. Common accidents include slip and fall accidents or tripping on an uneven sidewalk. An establishment has a duty to keep the public safe. For example, if a retail store doesn’t replace broken parking lot lights and someone hides in the shadows, then injures you while trying to rob you in the dark parking lot, the owner of the establishment might face liability and owe you compensation for your injury.
When a product that is supposed to be safe causes injury, you might have a personal injury case against the manufacturer. A common product liability example is when an airbag manufacturer sells defective airbags to vehicle manufacturers and the vehicle manufacturer unknowingly uses those defective parts in its vehicles. Once the vehicles are sold, the defective parts then cause injuries to vehicle occupants.
Other examples include bad ingredients in food, bad wiring in a brand new home, or shoddy workmanship that causes injuries.
Many of these types of personal injury cases can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death. Catastrophic injuries are long-term or permanent injuries, often traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
If you are suffering from injuries you received in a North Port accident or you lost a loved one in an accident, schedule a free consultation today. If you cannot come to us, we will come to your home or hospital room. While Florida law gives you a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit, many insurance companies give you much less time to file. Some personal injuries cases must be filed within two years while for others you may have more time. However, you could have just 30 days to file a claim against an insurance company.
Damages to which you may be entitled include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, inconvenience and punitive damages. You don’t have to wait until you recover those damages—in fact, you shouldn’t wait until you recover—to start negotiations or file litigation to seek compensation for your injuries.
In fact, the sooner you start your case against the person who injured you, the more you will remember about the incident, and the sooner we can investigate your case. Evidence disappears over time, whether because it is repaired, washed away, or it rots, and that evidence might help your case. Contact Boohoff Law at (877) 999-9999 to schedule a free consultation today.
Boohoff Law North Port
14900 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287